MA TESOL – Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 2022

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Advance your teaching career with Warwick

Our TESOL degree is adaptable, innovative, and ready to help you progress in your career. We welcome new graduates and experienced teachers alike. We have trained students for over 30 years, with expert teaching and world-class facilities.

In this course, we will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to teach English as a global language. You will develop a critical understanding of the evolving nature of English as a global language and consider the effectiveness and appropriateness of different methodological approaches. You will become empowered to examine the connections between research, theory and professional practice, and think about TESOL in new ways. With our wide selection of option modules, you will tailor your syllabus to your interests and career goals.

Students with limited or no English language teaching experience can develop their professional practice skills through in-class microteaching and action research. Experienced teachers may have the opportunity to undertake formal teaching practice with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learners.

Our welcoming postgraduate teaching and research community will support you throughout your studies. By the end of this course, you will be confident and ready to take on your new career. Our graduates occupy senior positions throughout the world.

  • Develop a strong understanding of how language works: you will have the opportunity to expand your understanding of how language is used to create meaning in different contexts and modalities. This provides a firm knowledge base for thinking about the language curriculum and the historical, sociopolitical, and sociolinguistic dimensions of TESOL research and practice.
  • Access a wide range of exciting option modules: Our diverse option modules — including our unique Specialism modules — reflect the latest trends in TESOL.
  • Build an international network: our students come from all over the world – we’ve trained people from the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South, South East, East and Central Asia, North, and South and Central America.
  • Create a professional network: you’ll be studying alongside fellow teachers and heads of departments in primary, secondary and higher education institutions; and curriculum developers, inspectors and administrators in Ministries of Education.
  • Live and study in the West Midlands: you’ll live in a beautiful area of the UK, with a distinctive history. We have a great transport network with convenient access to London and the rest of the UK and Europe.

Entry requirements

Mid-point 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline


English Language Requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in writing)


Documentation

You will need to include a transcript of studies you have already completed at university level, references from one person who knows your academic and/or your professional background and experience, a detailed CV and a statement about the purpose of your study.


Recognition of Prior Learning.

If you have either of the following:

  • The DELTA ( Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge (formerly UCLES)
  • Diploma TESOL (Trinity College, London LTCL)

You will be exempt from the following core modules on the MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL):

  • Innovations in TESOL Methodology (15 credits)
  • SLA Insights into TESOL contexts (10 credits)
  • Professional Practice in TESOL (20 credits)

This is a total of 45 credits at FHEQ level 7. Find out more with our Teaching Quality Team or contact our Course leader Troy McConachy: [email protected]

Scholarships and bursaries

We are offering three competitive bursaries to outstanding students and professionals who wish to study full-time on our MA TESOL for entry in Autumn 2022:

  • One UK bursary worth £3,000: you must be a UK candidate with an excellent academic record who has accepted an offer on the programme from Warwick.
  • Two worldwide bursaries worth 50% of the current tuition fee: you must be from outside the UK, with an excellent academic record, with at least 2 years of full-time professional/ teaching experience (or equivalent), and have accepted an offer on the programme from Warwick.

You can only apply after you have accepted your place as a full-time student. You will need to describe your academic achievements, relevant professional experience and/ or career goals and the reasons for wanting to take the course. This information should be summarised in no more than 1000 words.

Additional funding opportunities:

Scholarships and bursaries

We are offering three competitive bursaries to outstanding students and professionals who wish to study full-time on our MA TESOL for entry in Autumn 2022:

  • One UK bursary worth £3,000: you must be a UK candidate with an excellent academic record who has accepted an offer on the programme from Warwick.
  • Two worldwide bursaries worth 50% of the current tuition fee: you must be from outside the UK, with an excellent academic record, with at least 2 years of full-time professional/ teaching experience (or equivalent), and have accepted an offer on the programme from Warwick.

You can only apply after you have accepted your place as a full-time student. You will need to describe your academic achievements, relevant professional experience and/ or career goals and the reasons for wanting to take the course. This information should be summarised in no more than 1000 words.

Please apply by sending this to [email protected] marked ‘MA TESOL Bursary’ by the deadline: Monday 20 June 2022

For more information or questions, please contact Dr Troy McConachy at [email protected]

How to apply

Ready to apply?

Please make sure you have seen our entry requirements and have prepared all the relevant documents.

The deadline for overseas applications is 31 July. We also recommend that UK applicants apply by 31 July to guarantee a place in the coming academic year.

Our online prospectus talks you through the whole application process, but if you have any questions, please get in touch with us:

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